There's a growing profession* that's vital to the healthcare industry, and it doesn't involve treating patients. It takes just 16 months to prepare for it, you get on-the-job training at an actual medical practice and your school assists you with your job search.
Does that sound good? Read on!
There’s a difference in having just a job, and having a career that gives you satisfaction. The Medical Billing and Coding program at Virginia College helped Marcia find a career with one of the largest clinic systems in Austin, TX. She feels proud at the end of the day, knowing she is doing something that she enjoys, and using her skills to make a difference.
Here are three of the reasons why many Virginia College students choose the Medical Billing and Coding diploma/certificate program:
Medical coding jobs are held by people who are trained to ensure the quality, accuracy, and security of medical records and billing information for insurance companies — in both paper and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients' medical and treatment histories.
Our specialized program is designed to train you in the areas you will need for a job in this growing field. Your expert instructors will help you learn the fundamentals of medical office protocol with specialized training in Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM), and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS).
An 11-week externship is part of this Medical Billing and Coding curriculum. You'll be supervised by a physician, nurse or health services professional and learn the billing and coding process in a real workplace setting while getting on-the-job training. Our National Externship partners include Any Lab Test Now, Take Care Health, HealthSouth and others.
Virginia College offers career planning and placement assistance through our Career Services team. This team can help you prepare for interviews, review your resume and generate job leads. Graduates from this program have gone on to work in a variety of local clinics and hospitals. For some graduates, our national relationships with Corporate Partners like Conifer Health, ScribeAmerica and Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics result in being hired as a medical billing and coding professional!
Learn more about this rewarding career and how the Medical Billing and Coding diploma/certificate program at Virginia College can help launch it! Complete the Request More Information form today.
* Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, published December 17, 2015. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.
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